Vintage and Classic Tractor Restoration is a complete guide to the subject, looking at how to initially purchase a tractor, through private means or at auction, and then how to restore it back to its former glory, as it would have looked when it left the factory. It is even possible to preserve a classic tractor in its working condition, which has a unique appeal to some tractor collectors and in some ways is harder than a full restoration to undertake. Practical techniques have been amply illustrated throughout the book, ranging from the simple use of a lathe or milling machine to the making from scratch of various tools useful in restoration work. Rather than just replacing items such as carburettor, starter motor or dynamo, practical advice is given on how to test and rebuild these compondents back to full operation. Fifty-two practical picture spreads show techniques suitable for restorers of all levels of skill.
Vintage and Classic Tractor Restoration by Richard Lofting
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About the author
Richard Lofting has been messing about with old tractors and machinery most of his life. He trained at college to ordinary diploma level in engineering and has been self employed working as a landscape gardener for many years. He regularly writes in Tractor and Farming Heritage and Heritage Commercials magazines, demonstrating repair techniques associated with these older vehicles and the correct procedures that should be followed. He has authored two books in the Crowood Metalworking Guide series, Welding and Brazing and Soldering.
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